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    Taiwan

    62,098

    Total Church Membership

    1-in-

    16

    Stakes

    10

    98

    Congregations

    90 Wards
    8 Branches

    10

    Family History Centers

    10

    1

    Temples

    2

    Missions

    History

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    In June 1956, four missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the first to ever visit the country, arrived in Taiwan after having studied Mandarin for nine months. At that time, the only members of the Church in Taiwan were a small group of American military servicemen. By the end of 1957, 50 people had joined the Church. Two large chapels, located in Taipei and Kaohsiung, were completed in 1960. By 1975, there were 30 congregations in Taiwan, with a total of almost 7,000 members.

    In 1975, President Spencer W. Kimball, the 12th president of the Church, and other Church leaders visited Taiwan and held a regional conference at Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall. President Kimball's address was broadcast on television. In October 1980, President Kimball visited Taiwan again and held another regional conference for thousands of members.

    In November 1984, President Gordon B. Hinckley, then a counselor in the First Presidency, dedicated the Taipei Taiwan Temple—a building specifically constructed for the most sacred rites of the faith, including eternal marriage. In the same year, membership in Taiwan reached 13,000. By 1990 membership increased to 18,000.

    Among the services rendered to the community by local members have been reconstruction efforts following the 1999 earthquake and donation of medical supplies to a health care center.

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    Africa

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    736,701

    Members

    2,476

    Congregations

    Missions

    39Missions

    Family History Centers

    343

    Temples

    5Temples

    Asia

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    1,259,094

    Members

    2,110

    Congregations

    Missions

    45Missions

    Family History Centers

    363

    Temples

    8Temples

    Europe

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    500,239

    Members

    1,350

    Congregations

    Missions

    34Missions

    Family History Centers

    658

    Temples

    14Temples

    North America

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    9,489,479

    Members

    18,476

    Congregations

    Missions

    174Missions

    Family History Centers

    2,621

    Temples

    112Temples

    Oceania (Pacific)

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    587,462

    Members

    1,301

    Congregations

    Missions

    18Missions

    Family History Centers

    314

    Temples

    10Temples

    South America

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    4,232,425

    Members

    5,602

    Congregations

    Missions

    97Missions

    Family History Centers

    1,106

    Temples

    21Temples